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Caterpillar - Panthea gigantea

Caterpillar - Panthea gigantea
Lillooet, Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
October 15, 2017
Stuck on this caterpillar. Have been through everything I can think of with no luck. Large - approx. 2-3 inches long. Found at base of Ponderosa Pine - possibly looking for location to pupate? Dry grassland habitat

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Moved from ID Request.

One of the Panthea?
Wonder if it is gigantea. That seems a little drier than virginarius which is listed for White Pine or Doug Fir

 
Thank-you!
That sure looks like it.

Pacific Northwest Moth site says P. gigantea is a Ponderosa pine specialist so that would fit. Also matches photos and description in "Conifer Defoliators of Britih Columbia", Duncan 2006.

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